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  • Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
  • Duration 11 days
    Group Size 16
    Land Cost $4,950-$5,400 Details
    Single Supplement $2,475 Details
    Lodging 3 stars
    Grade I-II
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    Aboard M/C Athala II, Southern Circuit

    Explore the Galapagos aboard this newly-refurbished high-end catamaran

    Additional Information

    About the Ship

    The M/C Athala

    For those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style, the 16-passenger Athala II provides a cozy small yacht atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, personalized service, a dedicated cruise director, and more.

    This Motor Catamaran was specifically designed and built to cruise the Islands providing comfort and excellent stability for those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style.

    Capacity: 16 passengers
    Length: 98 feet / 30 mts
    Draft: 4.6 feet / 1.40 mts
    Gross tonnage: 320 tons
    Cruising Speed: 12 knots
    Crew: 10 + 1 naturalist bilingual guide

    Cruise Costs:
    Prices are per person, for 8-day Cruise only.
    Please see below for additional costs.

    2014 Rates*:

    Upper deck cabin:  $5,200 per person, double occupancy
    Main deck cabin with balcony: $5,400 per person, double occupancy
    Single supplement is assessed as follows: 1.5 x the twin rate

    Children 7 years and older are welcome
    Children under 12 sharing a cabin with an adult will receive a 25% discount on cruise (only 1 discount per cabin) except on Easter, Christmas and New Years cruises
    Children booked in double cabin for a single use pay the adult rate

    Additional costs:
    $110 National Park entry fee & tourist card

    $560 Quito/Galapagos/Quito airfare

    Hotel packages: hotel 3 nights, transfers & city tour or hotel 2 nights and transfers; inquire for costs

    International airfare estimate: $1000-$1200

    Fuel Surcharge may apply

    2013 Fuel Surcharge is $200 per person


    Detailed Trip Information

    • Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
    Duration 11 days
    8 days cruising
    2 days mainland
    Land Cost $4,950-$5,400
    Costs are for cruise only
    See above for full details
    Fuel surcharge may apply
    Single Supplement $2,475
    No single supplement if willing to share? Otherwise, single supplement stat as 1.5 x the per person cabin cost.
    Lodging 3 stars
    Luxury motor catamaran,
    comfortable hotels
    Grade I-II
    Walking and hikes, some over rough terrain, wet and dry shore landings from Zodiacs
    Group Size 16

    Trip Terms & Conditions

    Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our Global Expedition Catalog, on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

    Included in costs: Meals as noted, each night in double occupancy accommodations, English speaking guides, surface transport, equipment other than personal gear, government tax, airport transfer assistance, in-country ticket reconfirmation & check-in assistance (where permitted), complete pre-departure packet, toll-free pre-departure phone assistance.

    Not included in costs: Meals not noted as included, gratuities, beverages (except tea or coffee at meals), park or site entry fees, transit card, international or domestic airfare unless specified, airport departure taxes not included with air tickets, visas, itinerary changes after confirmation, any services not included in itinerary, any costs incurred due to canceled or delayed flights, fuel surcharges, acts of nature or other happenings beyond our control, or other costs as are more fully described in JOURNEYS Terms & Conditions.

    Deposit and payment schedule: For reservations requiring 1-2 cabins, a deposit of 30% of the cabin cost is due per person. Balance is due 90 days prior to departure. For reservations requiring 3 or more cabins, a deposit of 30% of the cabin cost is due per person. A second deposit of 30% of the cabin cost is due per person 180 days prior to departure and final payment for is due 90 days prior to departure. All payments are NON-REFUNDABLE. All payments are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due dates. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. All payments may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted by fax, mail or via our website.  *HOLIDAY departures require an increased deposit of 40% from the regular terms and conditions.

    Insurance: When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

    Airfares: JOURNEYS can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors.

    Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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